In traditional VBR if you have a forward backup job and set it to have periodic full backups, I think you have the option of converting the forward incrementals preceding a new full into reverse incrementals. Thus you can maintain a sliding retention period window, have the full in the chain periodically refreshed and only have one full in the chain
This is not an option when using a a VBR integrated/controlled VAW agent ? - VAW backups have to be forward forever incremental even if VBR is in the picture ?
i.e. in this scenario there is no option to convert the forward incrementals preceding a new full into reverse incrementals, all you can have is two fulls (the original plus a new periodic) with their own forward incrementals until they age out through the retention period
With large backups and paid storage am trying to achieve the following
- Say a 14 day retention period (with multiple backups per day)
- Say every fortnight, have a new full (but retain the running 14 day restore point window)
- Only have one full at any one time
BCJ to another host might be a way out ?
Thanks in advance